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NURS 850 Ethical Choices and Legal Context for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Course Description : The focus of this course is ethical decision making for the advanced practice nurse within the context of the health care system. Ethical decision making with particular to clinical research, access to care, and best practice issues are examined. Students reflect on past clinical experiences that inform the decisions they make and influence law and/or policy formation and the implementation of that policy and/or law. Students will analyze legal, political, organizational, social, cultural and financial factors that create ethical challenges in the delivery of care. Creating ethical practice through critical examination of ethical theories, moral reasoning, and self-reflection in relation to cultural competence and social responsibility is emphasized with particular reference and practice management.


3 credits